Internet & Tech Sep. 28, 2006

Digital ’Natives’ Invade the Workplace

Newcomers to the world of work may find that their bosses are strangers in the digital world

Sep. 21, 2006

Working After Retirement: The Gap Between Expectations and Reality

A new Pew Social Trends survey finds a yawning gap between the expectations of today’s workers, more than three-quarters of whom believe they will work for pay even after they retire, and current retirees, just 12% of whom are actually working for pay right now.

Pew Research Center Sep. 21, 2006

In the States, Maximum Activity on Minimum Wages

An interactive look at how this hot issue is playing out across the country

Aug. 30, 2006

American Work Life is Worsening, But Most Workers Still Content

Americans are generally satisfied with their own jobs but believe that wages, benefits, job security and employer loyalty have deteriorated over the past generation for most workers, a new survey finds.

U.S. Politics Aug. 30, 2006

Democrats Face Ideological Split Over Wal-Mart

Leading Democrats have attacked the employment practices of Wal-Mart, but the party’s rank-and-file is divided about the company. Liberals are negative, while conservatives and moderates have a positive view.

Hispanic Aug. 10, 2006

Does Immigration Hurt U.S. Workers?

One of the questions at the heart of the immigration policy debate is whether the influx of workers from abroad hurts the employment prospects of U.S.-born workers. But it’s a question with no simple answers, according to our analysis of state level employment data.

Hispanic Aug. 10, 2006

Growth in the Foreign-Born Workforce and Employment of the Native Born

Rapid increases in the foreign-born population at the state level are not associated with negative effects on the employment of native-born workers, according to a study by the Pew Hispanic Center.

U.S. Politics Apr. 18, 2006

Maximum Support for Raising the Minimum

Republican or Democrat, rich or poor, north, east, south or west, the U.S. public says it’s time for a big boost for the lowest paid.

Hispanic Mar. 30, 2006

America’s Immigration Quandary

A growing number of Americans believe that immigrants are a burden to the country, taking jobs and housing and creating strains on the health care system. Many people also worry about the cultural impact of the expanding number of newcomers in the U.S.

U.S. Politics Mar. 28, 2006

Pinched Pocketbooks

Beyond partisanship — and behind those healthy economic indicators — Americans may be seeing something that most economists overlook.